OMG By Marilyn Armstrong

Have any of us ever calculated the number of posts on Facebook, Twitter, and even WordPress that start out with OMG or something like it? The sentence which follows might — or might not — have anything to do with the opening OMG. My personal favorite is when the author tried to fully engage the excitement, shock, horror, fear, loathing, and paralyzing awesomeness of his personal “event.”


She says, “OMG! I’m 25! That’s so OLD!
What can I do NOW?”


I would expect, given that she or he has lived 25 years of life to its fullest, surely it’s time to make burial plans. Buy a plot of land and a nice casket or arrange for a ceremonial burning. Any amount of time living life past 25 would be an obvious waste. Really, hasn’t she done it all? Any activity from this now on would be mere repetition

While we were out on the water with Tom and Ellin, there was an emergency in progress. A man had fallen in the water and apparently was “swept away.”

That doesn’t make a lot of sense as the water was dead-calm. It was low tide with water running into shore, not out to sea. But we’ll skip all that for now. I’m pretty sure Garry has more to say about the story. He can do news and probably never said OH, MY GOD, in all his years of reporting.

What we saw were people on jet skis closing in and apparently hoping to find … what? A living guy? A dead one? If you find a floating corpse while zipping around on your jet ski, what’s your next step? IS there a next step? Can you call the Coast Guard from your jet ski? Do you watch him float away while you zip back to shore to Tweet your friends about how you saw the “totally OMG coolest thing in the WORLD in the WATER?”

However much we may feel that the news no longer really is the news, at least not like was, if you consider how the news would be done without professionals? It makes me nearly collapse with laughter.



Categories: Boats, Humor, Marilyn Armstrong, News, Photography, reporting

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11 replies

  1. The news would have been man who fell into the water being swept towards the beach on a beautiful calm day, was tragically killed by someone on a jet ski.
    I just worry for all these younger folk what will happen if the power ever goes out longer than the life of their batteries?

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  2. lmao I truly loved this post! For SO many reasons! hahahaha looking back at 25 and what I’d done by that time…how young kids are at 25 these days and it isn’t just because we’re older, they seem to be growing up, later! and interested on Garry’s take! lol

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  3. OMG, so totally dying here. ROTFLOL.

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  4. well I’m collapsing with laughter about this…
    Leslie

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